Monday, March 28, 2011

My "Strong Will"

    I have been lost these past two weeks without my good camera. I have had blog worthy stories to tell, but I am completely dependent on my nice Nikon to capture them. I left my charger in Steamboat and still have not received it in the mail, but you will know when I do. I'm not even that much of a photographer, but that camera makes me feel like an expert and it definitely gives me the inspiration I need to feel like I have something to write about. Well, today I know I do have someONE to write about. I am introducing my sweet family one member at a time and I wanted to pay tribute to my potty training, strong willed, toot loving, pitiful whiner, tender hearted middle child. His name is Will and he is absolutely one of a kind. 


    Will is one of those kiddos that you either can only handle for about 30 minutes or you just can't get enough of. He is my child who came out of the womb with an opinion. I spent 6 weeks on bed rest in the hospital before Will came into this world and then he spent 5 days in the NICU.  I knew then he was going to be an independent little guy. He went home to spend 4 months on oxygen and we all grew from such an experience. He is a gift and has always been a fighter.  He is fun loving and his laughter can fill the entire ranch with joy. He LOVES every choo choo and tractor he sees and actually prays every night thanking the Lord for his "tractor vibeo." He is a very sensitive little guy, telling his mama that he loves her every day and loving unconditionally his brother and sister. Out of the same mouth, comes his dear, melt-your-heart unforgettable toddler voice and the whine heard around the world. I know I will dream one day about his dear two year old voice saying so sweetly, "cuse me, Mommy."  I pray every day that the Lord will make him strong in stature, heart, and mind.  He will never be duplicated and I love him more every day for his passion in life. I cannot imagine this family without our "Little Peanut".  If you are reading this and know Will, please share some of your favorite memories of him. I would love to read them and so will he some day.  These are some of my favorites of our cute boy...



7 comments:

guest.ranch said...

That's my boy, especially that last picture.

Molly said...

Aside from my little guy, Hayes, Will Warnock has to be my favorite little boy in the world. I think he just might be Hayes's best friend right now...I have so many memories after watching him grow up over the past three years, so I think I will just share some favorite moments over the past two days (he has played at our house quite a bit, which I have loved). Right now, he keeps saying, "Hey, I have a good ibea (idea)" and it is usually followed by a suggestion to watch a movie or have a popcorn snack. I love his giggle and that he gets Hayes to laugh louder than anyone else by growling at him through dinner. I could go on and on about this sweet boy whom I love. Brooke, you are a blessed mommy with your three kiddos!

Aly said...

I have a video that I keep trying to post on facebook. I hope I can get it up soon! But it goes something like this.. "I want some Jack mm nummy nummy!" ( as he pats his belly ) and then I say.. "You want to eat your brother?!" and he goes "yeah!" and then I say, "oh no!" and he goes.. "aright! see ya!" and walks away. so random and so hilarious! I will also never forget the way he says "awly? awwwlyyy? awly?.. my watch trator bideo?" I love this kid so much it hurts...I literally ended this blog in tears. Love you Will!

Mary Ellen said...

I would have to agree that the last picture looks very similar to Tony. : )
As strange as it may be, even with Will's extreme dedication to the tractor video, it somehow never gets old hearing sweet Will singing along to the John Deere song.

Katie Grace Designs said...

Oh Will.. How I love you! I feel like I have a strong bond with Will because I have a new appreciation for all of his "Boyish Charm" after having Sawyer. You can tell he is going to be a strong leader but he is also one of the most tender and dear kids. His voice will melt anyone's heart and you will want to do WHATEVER he wants b/c it's too sweet. I love how he plays with Sawyer and how much they love eachother. I know we will have many years of watching those two growing up together and grow to strong friends. Love you WILL!!

Heidi said...

Well, Miss Brooke…we just happened to talk about this story the other day, but the one incident I can truly remember is when we were all in the staff room and Will was messing around with the cambros. I can remember telling him that spiders lived in there and that he might want to remove his hands. The next thing I know he is screaming and crying and everyone is looking at me like I am the worst person in the entire world. Oh goodness I felt so awful. It broke my heart to see that little boy cry. Hopefully he has forgiven me by now…wink wink!! Please give that “Little Peanut” a hug for me. Like always…missing you.

Heidi K. said...

Ok so this just happened today in the staffroom. As we discussed later on in the day, Will is obsessed right now with things on his body hurting him (fingers, legs, nose...etc.) So today as he's sitting on my lap he picks up his sippy cup, drops it very dramatically, and starts whining that his finger hurts. I see no owie, but I thought that maybe some ice would make him feel better. So we trekked into the kitchen and I made him a "special" ice pack. Will then proceeds to completely forget about the hurt finger and started eating all the ice in the ice pack. Good to know that his finger is not in fact going to fall off...Brooke, I LOVE YOUR SON! He is one of a kind. Another favorite memory...remember when he went through that phase where he'd get upset by something and dramatically shrug his shoulders, drop his chin, and shuffle over to a corner to pout. I don't think there was ever a time when he did that and I didn't have to stop myself from cracking up. Love you and your sweet kids SO much!

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